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Battle over bank fees - Opposition MP says he is not attempting to legislate prices; King disagrees

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University of the West Indies’ senior lecturer in the Department of Economics, Dr Damien King, was forced to fend off an onslaught of criticisms from Opposition-backed supporters on the weekend, following his pronouncement that the Banking Services…

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Archbishop labels fees charged by banks as ‘wicked’

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The contentious bank fees bill has been dumped, at least for now, but even in its aftermath, Archbishop of Kingston Kenneth Richards has labelled as “wicked”, the practice of many financial institutions pulling money from persons’ accounts under the…

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Cabinet discussing payment for attorneys in death squad cases

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Cabinet is expected to give consent shortly for the release of funds to pay legal fees owed to lawyers for police personnel facing murder charges arising from the so-called death squad cases.The cases, which involve about nine policemen, have…

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J’cans digging their graves with unhealthy habits

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Certified Integrative nutrition health coach Meisha-Gaye Mattis Wilson says it is critical that Jamaicans take their well-being seriously, indicating that the society is currently experiencing a “health crisis”.Wilson had the attention of her…

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NHF spends big on programmes this year

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The National Health Fund (NHF) will officially hand over to the Ministry of Health, this year, the Cancer Care Centres at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James and the St Joseph’s Hospital in Kingston.A little more than $1.9 billion will be…

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BSJ stepping up plans to become trade facilitator

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The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) will, this year, take additional steps to transform the organisation from a regulatory and enforcement agency into a trade facilitator.The Bureau will also pursue capacity-building exercises; targeted marketing…

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Radical deacon, Peter Espeut, celebrated

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Deacon Peter Espeut is viewed as radical by his wife and others who know his mind and literary work well, but even though some, at times, disagree with his articles, the support for the veteran Gleaner columnist, who was celebrated at a special…

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Samuda clears air on JAS separation rumour

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Minister of Agriculture Karl Samuda has responded to whispers in agriculture circles that the ministry is moving to sever ties with the long-established Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS).Addressing the opening ceremony of the 63rd staging of the…

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One-month old with rare genetic disorder dies

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Hailey Baker, the one-month-old baby who was born with a rare genetic disorder which required $31 million for treatment, has died.Hailey died at the University Hospital of the West Indies this morning where she had been admitted for the last three…

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Political ombudsman tired of people disrespecting cops

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Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown says she is “tired of hearing people disrespecting the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF)”.Brown, speaking last week at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Trafalgar New Heights inSt Andrew, said that while it was…

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